My new Tele and DRRI. New Today

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by mickg, May 18, 2010.

  1. mickg

    mickg Tele-Meister

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    Hey i just took ownership of a brand new DRRI. It took me 2 months for Fender to have one in Australia. Guess they are popular. With it is my new Tele. Just love the cherry maple sunburst. have put Dimarzio Area T pickups in it. Hum cancelling and I love them way more than my SCNs, But maybe not asd much as my EMG T-Set.
    Pic 1 is the tele and amp pic 2 is my home made teles with EMGs. 1 has EMG T-Set the other SA Vince Gill EMG set in a strat config.
    Show me your favourite Fender+Fender rigs.
    I can't take pics to save my life, but at least now I have no trouble at all dialing up a great guitar sound. hell this amp sounds great wherever its set. Even better than my Blues Jr or Blues deluxe. Not just different, better.
     

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  2. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

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    Your pictures are just fine, clear and sharp with a " guitarist's view " of your equipment.

    Gary
     
  3. starjag

    starjag Tele-Meister

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    Nice! What pots are you using for the Area Ts? 250K or 500K?
     
  4. mickg

    mickg Tele-Meister

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    250k pots and they sound just fine. There is a rout inside the guitar for a middle pickup, as this is the way they made the deluxe bodies when this was made (Body only cost $200 AU as well) but I'm resisting putting another pickup in at the moment becasue there are so many other musical related things I can't stop buying. I have GAS. Might put a nioseless strat pickup in there eventually. I have a set of scn's that used to be in the Tele/strat in the other pic that i swapped out for the EMG vince gill set. But not sure if I want to break up the SCN set ATM.
     
  5. Mark N

    Mark N Tele-Afflicted

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    congrats on your new rig...if I ever had to go back to Fender amps, the DRRI would be my amp of choice no question. I had one and really enjoyed it! Great tone and it loves the tele!
     
  6. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Beauty!

    Congratulations!

    Those are great pictures.

    John
     
  7. jglenn

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    nice gear mate,enjoy,nothing like new guitars and amps!
     
  8. wannapickone

    wannapickone Tele-Holic

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    Really nice!! Congrats!! DRRI's are great amps!!
    WPO
     
  9. FenderNic321

    FenderNic321 Tele-Meister

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    GREAT RIG.....CONGRATS AND ENJOY!!! Maybe someday I'll give Fender amps another try and if I do, the drri would be an option.
     
  10. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    DRRIs are great and it is honestly a fluke I don't have one. I sure love my Custom Vibrolux Reverb-Amp but the hiss is pretty pronounced.

    Glad to hear those Area Ts are working for ya. DiMarzio has a lot of image makeover work to do but the Area Ts are really nice.
     
  11. degsycaster

    degsycaster Tele-Holic

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    Ok, I'll bite . . . .

    Here's my favourite Fender/Fender rig. In fact, it's the rig I use for pretty much everything! AV'52RI & HR Deluxe (old USA built model). The Marshall 2x12 just 'bigs' things up a bit for the larger venues.

    Loving your rig :D

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I'm new here, and I'm not attempting to high jack the thread, but my question is applicable.

    First congratulations on a great looking rig, nice amp and trio of great looking Teles. My brother in law has a Deluxe that to my eye looks the same as yours, but has the stock pickups.

    I have an old but in good shape DRRI, and a new (less than a year old) Blues Deluxe, the DRRI is probably mid to late 90's has original Eminence speaker, I'm OK with changing it out if I keep it. I really would like to pare down to one amp, I'm leaning towards keeping the DRRI, but wonder if I should keep the newer amp, anyone have an opinion? I play a newer 52' AVRI and a Classic Players Thin line Deluxe mostly. Mostly Bakersfield western stuff.

    If I'm fouling up here, forgive me, I'm new, and I would appreciate any suggestions, if I need to post this somewhere else, feel free to direct me to where I should post this. Thanks,
     
  13. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I see this is a really old thread, should have looked at it a little more, before posting. I'll look around, and be a bit more cautious in posting.
     
  14. bluzkat

    bluzkat Tele-Holic

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    Start your own thread... no 'hijacking' problem then! :D

    p.s. Welcome to the forum.

    :cool:
     
  15. DOGMA Dunn

    DOGMA Dunn Friend of Leo's

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    Nice amp and guitar. Have you tried it without reverb?
     
  16. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Toto, keep the DRRI.
     
  17. Manolete

    Manolete Friend of Leo's

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    One of those telecasters is slowly evolving! Be sure to nip that in the bud!

    Cool guitars though!
     
  18. lckyjcky

    lckyjcky Tele-Holic

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    +100. Drri's sound better, made-in-america, don' t depreciate as much. I have a blues deluxe and will trade up to a drri as soon as I can.
     
  19. flag72

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    pictures are fine
    new rig is fine
    and you Sir have some very nice equipement...lol
    enjoy
     
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